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Jambalaya II

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2008
Fabulous! This was my first time making jambalaya that didn't involve a Zatarain's box :). Like some other reviewers, I used chicken breasts. I added seasonings to the chicken broth, as well. I used Trader Joe's andouille chicken sausage, and browned it in the pot along with the green peppers. I omitted the onion and used onion powder instead. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. This is delicious, and I will definitely be making it again!
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Lentil Soup III

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2008
Cheap, easy, and healthy - now that's my idea of a good recipe :). I had never made lentil soup before, and I doctored this recipe to suit my tastes and it turned out really well. I followed some reviewer suggestions and sauteed the onion with twice the amount of minced garlic before adding it to the soup. I also added chopped fresh spinach and carrots and some curry powder. This is going to become one of my regular recipes. Thanks!!
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Kielbasa Bean Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2007
I would recommend this soup to anyone, but especially for those experiencing a cold and miserable winter day. This soup was flavorful, healthy, and makes lots of leftovers that taste even better re-heated the next day. I made a few modifications: I used Jennie-O turkey sausage, and doubled the amount of sausage. I used a yellow squash instead of a zucchini. And, I added some extra seasonings (extra chili powder, minced and powdered garlic, some oregano, and a little bit of cayenne pepper). I will be making this again and again, especially during cold weather. Thanks for the recipe!
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Cubanos Frijoles

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2007
This was fantastic :). I did make a few changes, though - I used a combination of ground turkey and chopped up mushrooms (I didn't have 1.5 lbs of meat so usually when I come up short for recipes, I add chopped mushrooms because they're healthy and cheap). I didn't have any onions so I used onion powder. I also added garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and a sprinkle of turmeric. I didn't add turmeric for taste, it just has a lot of health benefits so I try to use it when I can get away with it. The "cajun" seasoning that I used was Emeril's Bayou Blast. When I ate it right after cooking it, I found that the red wine vinegar gave a bit of a sharpness to the dish that I wasn't too crazy about, but reheated the next day, the flavors melded together really nicely. I topped with some shredded cheese and a bit of Cholula hot pepper sauce. Overall, an amazing recipe. Thanks!!
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White Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2007
This was very easy and good :). I added some minced garlic to the turkey as I was cooking it, just since I love minced garlic. That's the only modification I made. This chili is deceivingly good -- looking at the simple ingredient list, I didn't think it would turn out as well as it did! I'll be making it again. Thanks for the recipe!
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Tomato Zucchini Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2007
I followed this recipe exactly and it turned out very well. Good way to use up zucchini and tomatoes. I will be making this again.
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Brown Rice and Black Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2007
I had my doubts, but this was great! I excluded the onions and carrots, and used shredded jalapeno jack cheese instead of swiss. I also added some onion powder and minced garlic. This was very flavorful and I will definitely be making it again.
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Easy Red Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2007
This was GREAT, though I altered it considerably based on my tastes and what I had on hand: -Used 2x the amount of sausage (Jennie-O lean smoked turkey sausage, couldn't find kielbasa) -2 green bell peppers (I omitted the onion) -2 cans of Del Monte zesty diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion -2 cans red beans, one undrained -3 minced garlic cloves, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, 3 tsp Emeril's Bayou Blast seasoning, 1 tsp red pepper flakes -Substituted brown rice instead of white rice My husband and I both loved this dish, though I think if you followed the recipe as written, it would come out bland. But if that's your preference, that's cool! :)
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2007
Like another reviewer, I also used Trader Joe's fire-roasted frozen corn. I also followed previous reviews and used only one can of black beans, and I'm glad I did. I liked this dish but I'm not giving it 5 stars because I feel like the flavor was lacking something. Next time I might add some diced red pepper and top it with some cheese. This is a great recipe, though.
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Colorful Vegetable Fajitas

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2007
Easy, healthy, and tasty. I didn't have any onions so I used onion powder instead, and I also used whole wheat tortillas. I served them with the quinoa and black bean recipe on this website for a healthy, veggie Mexican meal. I'll definitely be making this again!
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Pasta Primavera with Italian Turkey Sausage

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2007
Awe-SOME. The only changes I made were that I used whole wheat farfalle, and onion powder instead of real diced onion. This dish is a colorful combination of veggies that work well with the pasta, sausage, and seasonings. My only complaint is the amount of prep: chopping veggies, multiple steps of mixing together ingredients, etc - but I have a chronic illness and I work, so I get tired really easily. I doubt this would be a problem for most others.
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Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2007
What a great dish! I also used marinated artichoke hearts, and I also used an entire 7 oz. container of Buitoni sundried tomato pesto. I didn't know whether or not to drain the canned tomatoes, so I didn't, and it turned out fine because the liquid cooked off. The chicken was really tender and the entire dish was very flavorful and good over whole wheat penne :). Thanks for the recipe!
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